Bikerjoe

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  1. about 23 hours ago on Luann

    I do recall the scantron (its been a while). I once got my test manually graded (I insisted) because I kept challenging my grade -the professor (finally) ran my slip through the machine twice in succession, providing a different result each time (I don’t know why. #2 pencil and all that. Perhaps the stupid thing was dirty or something). Anyway, it ended up biting me in the posterior. Once my answer sheet was graded manually (using the hard key), my actual grade was even lower! I never did that again.

  2. 2 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    I had only begun scratching the surface of C before I gave up the hobby. I was writing it on the Amiga computer (A2000). I did love that machine. I have considered getting my hands wet again though. One project I’m starting to work on (it stalled when I had to go back to school for my BSN) automating part of my brewery -specifically the mashing and sparging processes. Was thinking of using the Arduino until the pi came out. still a work in progress.

  3. 3 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    don’t forget repurposing unused buffer space when needed :) Every scrap of ‘spare’ memory was fair game. I still remember grinning with delight when my stack of cards would get swallowed without an error kicking back and the code failing to run.

  4. 3 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    I’m with you. One thing most everyone can (or should) agree on, is a good beer is just a good thing. If you don’t like beer, well, we probably won’t meet at a pub or bar or watering hole :)

  5. 3 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    True, but it seems by nature, they are a very unhappy lot. I do have to associate with ‘em in my job (they tend to be socialworkers, I’m a nurse case manager), I keep politics out of my job -completely.

  6. 3 days ago on Luann

    drawing pictures and the little ovals -heheh, man that was just play funny! I was pretty lucky when it came to math (until I met Trigonometry -that baffled me). I sure don’t miss school!

  7. 5 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    I remember those first plasma screens. The power supplies on the things were massive. Had really bright pictures. My first HD wasn’t really HD, but was (for me) an eye-opening experience. A 720p DLP unit -big box but was impressive at the time. The screens keep getting better and the price keeps getting lower. When I think about what we used to call a ‘clear picture’ compared to today, well, we could never have imagined it.

  8. 5 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    Never been real certain but always figured you for an Englander. I love English Ales (and to be fair, I’ve rarely tasted a brew I didn’t care for), I’m also rather fond of stouts (if the weather is cold, so the stout can be properly enjoyed, at room temp of course). My favorites tend to lend themselves toward brown ales, though I don’t have a true favorite. I prefer the British versions over the American versions of the style, and when I brew my own, I tend to push it a little more toward the bitter side. For a ‘pub ale’ over here, the only thing I’ve been able to find is Boddingtons’, and I like it well enough but don’t know if it is a true representation of the style. I brewed what was described (in BrewYourOwn) as a “bog-standard session Ale” once and enjoyed that from a home-made hand-pumped (beer engine) keg -the only problem was I’m the only person I know who enjoyed it, and beer in that style doesn’t keep very long (lasting about a couple of weeks). Most Americans prefer carbonation levels of about 2.5 to 3 units, and session ales are kept unpressurized, trading off the atmosphere, so they will have residual levels running down to about 1.5 to maybe just under 2 units (when fresh), and are considered flat, but I happen to like the style, and the lower alcohol level makes it easier to imbibe for extended periods with friends without getting messed up (thus the point). Anyway, I digress. IF you care to suggest some types or labels, I’d be interested in searching to see if I could find ’em (if not able to find, maybe I can find a knock-off recipe that clones them). What styles do you prefer?

  9. 5 days ago on Luann

    I agree, it does get a little confounding -I’ve caught myself going backward a few times to track it. But oh well.

  10. 5 days ago on Luann

    Pal, there are some things I’m particularly obsessed about -to the point I study their history, even the chemistry and biology (that would be part of my namesake, beer -I take homebrewing a bit too seriously -to the point I even have a small lab set up to monitor yeasts and a frozen yeast bank for my favorite strains) -but I can’t hold a candle to you when it comes to being devoted to a subject! I stand back in awe.